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Directors and Staff

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Dr. Paul W. Popiel
Director of Bands

Dr. Matthew O. Smith
Associate Director of Bands/Director, Marching Jayhawks

Sharon Toulouse
Assistant Director of Bands

Administrative Assistant
Leslie O’Neil

Graduate Teaching Assistants
Alley Cockshaw
Tyler Goudlock
Tonya Mitchell
Burke Slocum

Colorguard Instructor
Melissa Smith

Drumline Instructors
Brandon Graves
Nick Spradlin

Drum Majors 2016
Tristan Bartley
Jamie Venzian
Andre Womack

Equipment Managers
Gracie Binter
Casey Craig
Braden Oliphant
Jake Suddock

Uniform Managers
Megan Bricks
Rachel Frish
Evan Fruhauf
Landon Fruhauf
Alyssa Vasquez

Allyssa DeJarnette
Fern Stevermer
Chase Wallace
Kristen Wells

Kappa Kappa Psi President
Colleen Cesaretti

Tau Beta Sigma President
Jefferson Vlasnik

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Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
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